Palembang is located in South Sumatra Province in the eastern
portion of Sumatra Island, to the south of Singapore.
Used briefly by American forces in January 1942 after fleeing from the Philippines. Paratroopers of the Japanese Navy
Teisin Rentai (Raiding Parachute Regiment) made a parachute
drop at Palembang.
Palembang I Airfield (P1)
Prewar airfield used by USAAF in the early war occupied by the Japanese
Palembang II Airfield (P2)
Secret airfield located at Prabumulih (Praboemoelih)
American missions against Palembang
1942 - 1944
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August 25, 2018